Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Interesting Acts from 1955

Recently I was working on transforming the scanned version of the Acts of 1955. I was taking the big file and chopping it up into individual chapters so that it is easier to search in the State Library's electronic repository.

There are some interesting acts that passed that year.

Chapter 481 of the Acts of 1955 deals with the purchase and distribution of the Salk vaccine for poliomyelitis or polio. This law is entitled "An Act relative to furnishing Salk poliomyelitis vaccine to certain children and others throughout the Commonwealth."

The Minimum Fair Wage went from $.75 up to $.90 per hour by Chapter 762 of the Acts of 1955.

The Rights and Privileges of Veterans was further defined by Chapter 708 of the Acts of 1955.

Naomi Allen
Reference Librarian